Coin Center brings Bitcoin to DC’s top tech policy conference

With the help of Coinbase and Blockstream, we explained to an audience of over 700 policymakers and DC insiders the potential we see in Bitcoin, and answered questions about policy implications for the technology.

Yesterday we attended State of the Net, the biggest technology and Internet policy conference in the country. The annual DC event has become the central forum for technologists and policymakers...

Coin Center’s new Bitcoin Public Sentiment Survey

The first study that attempts to measure the attitudes of the American public toward Bitcoin in an unbiased and objective way.

Today we announce the first results from our ongoing Coin Center Bitcoin Public Sentiment Survey. This is the first study that attempts to measure the attitudes of the American public toward...

EU Science and Technology Options Assessment Meeting

Coin Center Director of Research, Peter Van Valkenburgh, discusses Bitcoin at the EU Parliament Science and Technology Options Assessment Meeting.

Bitcoin at State of the Net 2015

The annual State of the Net conference in Washington, DC, is the largest Internet policy conference in America with over 700 attendees last year.

The annual State of the Net conference in Washington, DC, is the largest Internet policy conference in America with over 700 attendees last year. It is sponsored under the auspices of the...

Reporting back from the Blockchain Workshops at MIT and Harvard

Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the cuddly crypto critters.

Last weekend at MIT and Harvard there were blockchain workshops. Both lawyers and coders are, I'm quite certain, nerds. Often however they belong to rival tribes of nerdom. Lawyers from...

Coinbase secures major vote of confidence

Today Coinbase, a popular Bitcoin broker and merchant services provider, announced the closure of a $75 million fundraising round.

Today Coinbase, a popular Bitcoin broker and merchant services provider, announced the closure of a $75 million fundraising round. That is a huge investment – the largest in a Bitcoin related company...

Boston and the Blockchain this weekend; we’ll be there.

Harvard and MIT are hosting twin Blockchain Workshops this weekend.

Harvard and MIT are hosting twin Blockchain Workshops this weekend. Coin Center is co-sponsoring the four day law and technology marathon, and I’ll be there along with our three Coin Center Fellows:...

Bitcoin Financial Regulation: Securities, Derivatives, Prediction Markets, and Gambling

We predict and analyze the the next major wave of Bitcoin regulation. 

Putting the Price of Bitcoin into Perspective

I’m being asked about the price drop in bitcoin. Here’s why I don’t focus on price much.

1/ I'm being asked about the price drop in bitcoin. Here's why I don't focus on price much. — Jerry Brito (@jerrybrito) January 14, 2015 2/ I look at Bitcoin...

The Price of Bitcoin Doesn’t Matter Right Now

Why we don't worry about the price that much. This article originally appeared in WIRED.

The price of Bitcoin has taken bit of a dive over the last couple of days, shedding over 20 percent of its value in the last 24 hours. The sell-off,...